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Poster: geekzapoppin Date: Jan 9, 2007 10:05am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: does anyone have a higher quality of the Superman Cartoons?

In theory, since the films are in the Public Domain, can't the new restored transfers from the deluxe Superman DVD set be uploaded as nothing substantive was added to the films as far as content? I'd be happy to upload them if it's legal.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Jan 9, 2007 10:27am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: does anyone have a higher quality of the Superman Cartoons?

Restorations may qualify for copyright status if they have sufficient originality. Mere mechanical enhancements of public domain works do not qualify, such as, say, using a filter to sharpen the whole work. But a restoration that involved work by a professional colorist and enhancement to individual shots would probably qualify.

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Poster: geekzapoppin Date: Jan 11, 2007 11:31am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: does anyone have a higher quality of the Superman Cartoons?

Well, they didn't make any changes to the films. They just cleaned up the negatives and struck new prints. There were no changes to the picture or sound.

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Poster: George Peter Gatsis Date: Jan 14, 2007 6:49pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: does anyone have a higher quality of the Superman Cartoons?

Well then, if the cleaned up cartoons are in the public domain, who and how does it get uploaded here?

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Poster: Geonsey Date: Jan 29, 2007 7:33pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: does anyone have a higher quality of the Superman Cartoons?

Hi. I have created hi-res PSP mp4 versions. I was not able to upload them to the Archive (just couldn't get the upload to work), but I am starting to upload them to Google Video. Courtesy of www.PDTreasures.com, these are remastered clips from an excellent DVD compilation. I have restored the end-cards that are missing in many of these shorts, but don't plan on copyrighting these versions. Frankly I hope this doesn't give the idea for someone else to try and copyright them. I have licensed the shorts under a Creative Commons License, Public Domain. Please visit http://www.pdtreasures.com/superman.html and let them know what you think. Episode 1 is here: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-6997222663786200807

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Poster: George Peter Gatsis Date: Jan 30, 2007 7:32pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: does anyone have a higher quality of the Superman Cartoons?

How big are the hirez files?

are they 640x480 or 720x540?

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Poster: Geonsey Date: Jan 31, 2007 6:12am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: does anyone have a higher quality of the Superman Cartoons?

Actually, they are 320x240 mp4's, excellent quality for PSP. If you want DVD-Ready mpegs 720x480 for your own compilations, they will be available at the PDTreasures website at www.pdtreasures.com. There is contact info there or you can email Georges at pdtreasures@gmail.com. (I hope it is alright to plug the website; this is a great community for sharing each other's PD resources.)

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